Cumberland Road Elementary School teacher Meg Strnat was selected for 2013 Hamilton Southeastern (HSE) District Teacher of the Year. Strnat, a 4th grade teacher in the High Ability program, has taught for nine years as a second career. She has won many awards, including National Science Educator Finalist, 2013 HSE High School Most Inspiring Teacher and was also just announced as a Top 10 finalist for State Teacher of the Year.
Strnat says the kids make teaching worthwhile. She enjoys setting an environment where kids who are ready can take the challenge. This creates independent learners who are not only involved in their learning process, but are making their own choices and setting the pace. She enjoys this collaborative problem-based and project-based method of teaching.
Each of the 20 HSE schools also chose a Teacher of the Year. The teachers were lined up and ready for their public recognition at the Fishers/HSE football game in August, but a severe weather delay resulted in evacuation of the stadium.
HSE Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Smith said, “Our teachers of the year are high performers and great role models with positive attitudes and strong work ethics. They are well versed in their subject areas, know how to make learning fun and motivate students. They influence children’s lives.”
We now congratulate them all for being such wonderful forces for our children each and every day!
- Maria Kussy Brooks School Elementary
- Meg Strnat Cumberland Road Elementary
- Suzanne Miksha Durbin Elementary
- Marna Meyer Fall Creek Elementary
- Geoff Godbout Fall Creek Intermediate
- Jessica Renner Fishers Elementary
- Gretchen Shafer Fishers High School
- Donna Schiele Fishers Junior High
- Debbie Kappus Geist Elementary
- Tara Bertram Harrison Parkway Elementary
- Amber Harling Hoosier Road Elementary
- David Young HSE High School and Freshman Center
- Tim Latimer HSE Junior High
- Jennifer Kelham Lantern Road Elementary
- Kathy Foster New Britton Elementary
- Kristyn Hamm Riverside Intermediate
- Chris Graves Riverside Junior High
- Kathy May Sand Creek Elementary
- Annette Probst Sand Creek Intermediate
- Leslie Hopper Thorpe Creek Elementary